mugwump, independent, fencesitternoun
a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed personadjective
a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
free from external control and constraint
"an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereignadjective
(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
"an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
"the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
not controlled by a party or interest group
A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
A neutral or uncommitted person.
not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free
not affiliated with any political party
Etymology: From Latin independens, present participle from prefix in-, not, plus dependens, dependent or literally hanging from, from verb dependere, depend, hang from, from prefix de-, from or concerning, plus pendere, hang
not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent
affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property
not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind
expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner
separate from; exclusive; irrespective
belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents
not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; -- said of quantities or functions
not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party
one who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self-government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority
one who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting
In politics, an independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual not affiliated to any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties. Sometimes they hold a viewpoint more extreme than any major party, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do not feel that any major party addresses. Other independent politicians may be associated with a political party, be former members of it, or have views that align with it, but choose not to stand under its label. Others may belong to or support a political party but believe they should not formally represent it and thus be subject to its policies. Some independents choose to form an alliance rather than a party and have formally registered their "independents" group. In some countries political parties are illegal and all candidates effectively stand as independents. Finally, some independent candidates may form a political party for the purposes of running for public office.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-de-pend′ent, adj. (with of) not dependent or relying on others: not subordinate: not subject to bias: affording a comfortable livelihood: belonging to the Independents: (gram.) of some parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb), capable of forming sentences without the others.—n. one who in ecclesiastical affairs holds that every congregation should be independent of every other and subject to no superior authority—a Congregationalist: (math.) not depending on another for its value, said of a quantity or function.—ns. Independ′ence, Independ′ency.—adv. Independ′ently.—Declaration of Independence, the document embodying the reasons for the secession of the thirteen colonies of America from England, reported to the Continental Congress, July 4, 1776—observed in the United States as a legal holiday—Independence Day.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A merchant ship under naval control sailed singly and unescorted by a warship. See also military independent.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In a military sense, is a term which distinguishes from the rest of the army those companies which have been raised by individuals for rank, and were afterwards drafted into corps that were short of their complement of men. Independent company or troop, is one that is not incorporated into any regiment.
A type of socialist political candidate or elected socialist politician who represent their constituency or electoral area
Our father stood in the local elections as an independent politician.Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2017
Earnings from a sustainable form of income.
Citizens aspire to be independent people who can earn an income.Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2017
To review with an impartial intent.
Broadcasters and Journalists are independent communicators of data, proof, information and fact.Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
in Lepidoptera; that vein of the wings that arises from the cross-vein closing the cell, and does not branch directly from any vein reaching the base: it is v. 5 of the numerical series in both wings and the media of Comstock.
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Rank popularity for the word 'independent' in Adjectives Frequency: #124
The numerical value of independent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of independent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The EMA will continue its efforts to facilitate the entry of independent electricity retailers.
Animal research shows that, independent of other factors, when alcohol stimulates this part of the brain, it can trigger a sharp increase in appetite, which can lead to overeating, instead of the body recognizing' I just got a lot of calories, so I have fuel and I'm full,' the opposite occurs. Though calories have been ingested, the brain is triggering more food intake.
Yesterday, Russian authorities ordered us to stop the independent fact-checking and labeling of content posted on Facebook by four Russian state-owned media organizations. We refused. As a result, they have announced they will be restricting the use of our services, ordinary Russians are using our apps to express themselves and organize for action. We want them to continue to make their voices heard, share what’s happening, and organize through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.
The independent foreign policy constitutes not only diplomatic equality and relations with all other countries; it also determines self-determination and self-integrity and dignity of the State and People; otherwise, isolation and even slavery become destiny.
Respectfully, the career public servants and professionals at The FBI know what they're doing and how best to conduct a background investigation. The FBI's business should be carried out independent of political or partisan considerations. I hope my York Democratic colleagues do not attempt to interfere in that process.
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- مستقل, حرArabic
- independentCatalan, Valencian
- sendependa, memstaraEsperanto
- itsenäinen, sitoutumaton, riippumaton, vapaaFinnish
- neo-eisimeileachScottish Gaelic
- 独立, 独立したJapanese
- 독립적 인, 독립Korean
- سهربهخۆ, سهربهستKurdish
- sui iuris, independensLatin
- независнa, независно, независeнMacedonian
- niezawisły, niezrzeszony, niezależnyPolish
- liber, independentRomanian
- независан, неовисан, nȅovisan, nezávisan, самосталан, sȁmostālanSerbo-Croatian
- självständig, oberoendeSwedish
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